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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The following is a list of fixed-term faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1.

The list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members is available here.

The following individuals have been promoted to research or teaching professor:

Sydney Aboul-Hosn, comparative literature, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Sanjib Adhikary, anesthesiology and perioperative medicine, College of Medicine, professor

Scott Armen, surgery and neurosurgery, College of Medicine, professor

Stephanie Bernard, radiology, College of Medicine, professor

Dmitri Bezinover, anesthesiology and perioperative medicine, College of Medicine, professor

David Biddinger, entomology, College of Agricultural Sciences, research professor

Bettina Brandt, German, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Russell Chuderewicz, economics, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Stephen Conlon, Applied Research Lab, research professor

Mary Connerty, English, Penn State Behrend, teaching professor

Wesley Donahue, learning and performance systems, College of Education, teaching professor

Paula Droege, philosophy, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

David Dzikowski, communication arts and sciences, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Timothy Eden, Applied Research Lab, research professor

Loida Escote-Carlson, biochemistry and molecular biology, Eberly College of Science, teaching professor

Robert Faux, engineering, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, teaching professor

N. Benjamin Fredrick, family and community medicine and public health sciences, College of Medicine, professor

Edward Glantz, College of Information Sciences and Technology, teaching professor

Kimberly Harbaugh, neurosurgery, College of Medicine, professor

Steven Haynes, College of Information Sciences and Technology, teaching professor

Mark Iantosca, neurosurgery, College of Medicine, professor

James Jaap, English, Penn State Greater Allegheny, teaching professor

Paul Kellermann, English, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Frank Koe, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, College of Engineering, teaching professor

Grzegorz Krawczyk, entomology, College of Agricultural Sciences, research professor

Jeffrey Love, psychology, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Kimberly Mallett, Prevention Research Center, College of Health and Human Development, research professor

Guadalupe Marti-Pena, Spanish, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Christine Masters, engineering science and mechanics, College of Engineering, teaching professor

Heather McCoy, French, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Mark McLeod, economics, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Margaret Michels, communication arts and sciences, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Irina Mikaelian, Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Michael Milligan, history, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Peter Miraldi, communication arts and sciences, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Kathleen Noce, management information systems, Penn State Behrend, teaching professor

Steele Nowlin, English, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Rosalie Ocker, College of Information Sciences and Technology, teaching professor

Christopher Palma, astronomy, Eberly College of Science, teaching professor

Andrew Peck, psychology, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Cynthia Pellock, learning and performance systems, College of Education, teaching professor

Rosemarie Petrilla, physical therapy, Penn State Hazleton, teaching professor

Juan (Jan) Qiu, family and community medicine, College of Medicine, professor

Samuel Richards, sociology, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Robert Roecklein, English, Penn State Behrend, teaching professor

Nabeel Sarwani, radiology, College of Medicine, professor

Laurie Scheuble, sociology, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Michael Siegel, astronomy, Eberly College of Science, research professor

Sanford Smith, ecosystem science and management, College of Agricultural Sciences, teaching professor

Olanrewaju Sodeinde, biochemistry and molecular biology, Eberly College of Science, teaching professor

Mansour Solaimanian, civil and environmental engineering and Larson Transportation Institute, College of Engineering, research professor

Laura Spielvogel, women's, gender, and sexuality studies, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Dana Stuchul, curriculum and instruction, College of Education, teaching professor

Deryn Verity, applied linguistics, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Gary Viebranz, music, Penn State Behrend, teaching professor

Lorena Waselinko, English, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Shirley Woika, educational psychology, counseling and special education, College of Education, teaching professor

Jill Wood, women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, College of the Liberal Arts, teaching professor

Robin Yaure, human development and family studies, Penn State Mont Alto, teaching professor

The following individuals have been promoted to associate research, teaching or clinical professor:

Brian Allen, pediatrics and psychiatry, College of Medicine, associate professor

Carl Anderson, English, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor 

Melanie Archangeli, Spanish, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor 

Seunghoon Bang, mathematics, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

Raman Baweja, psychiatry, College of Medicine, associate professor

Andrew Baxter, mathematics, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

Ryan Baxter, Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, associate teaching professor

Lori Bedell, communication arts and sciences, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Terry Blakney, statistics, Penn State Behrend, associate teaching professor

Margaret Blue, Spanish, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Elizabeth Brady, communication arts and sciences, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Debbie Brooks, educational psychology, counseling and special education, College of Education, associate teaching professor

Jason Brooks, veterinary and biomedical sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences, associate clinical professor

Christine Brown, literacy, education, and American studies, Penn State Brandywine, associate teaching professor

Patricia Buchanan, statistics, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

Jarrett Cain, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, College of Medicine, associate professor

Sommar Chilton, communication sciences and disorders, College of Health and Human Development, associate teaching professor

Scott Collins, accounting, Smeal College of Business, associate clinical professor

Frouke de Quillettes, information sciences and technology, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, associate teaching professor

David Dieteman, management, Penn State Behrend, associate teaching professor

Alicia Drais-Parillo, psychology, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Nancy Dreschel, animal science, College of Agricultural Sciences, associate teaching professor

Karen Duhala, accounting and finance, Penn State Great Valley, associate teaching professor

Sheryl Dykstra, chemistry, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

Hassan El-Chabib, civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Umar Farooq, medicine, College of Medicine, associate professor

Maureen Feineman, geosciences, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, associate research professor

Sara Ferguson, dermatology, College of Medicine, associate professor

Angela Fishman, mathematics, Penn State Beaver, associate teaching professor

Elizabeth Flaherty, art history, Penn State Lehigh Valley, associate teaching professor

Mark Gagnon, agricultural economics, sociology, and education, College of Agricultural Sciences, associate teaching professor

Sharon Gallagher, English, Penn State Behrend, associate teaching professor

Jacqueline Gianico, applied linguistics, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Beatriz Glick, Spanish, Penn State Hazleton, associate teaching professor

Joseph Gyekis, biobehavioral health, College of Health and Human Development, associate teaching professor

Nicole Hackman, pediatrics, College of Medicine, associate professor

Jonathan Hall, physics, Penn State Behrend, associate teaching professor

Tracy Halmi, chemistry, Penn State Behrend, associate teaching professor

Benjamin Henderson, communication arts and sciences, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Jamie Howard, science and engineering, Penn State Abington, associate teaching professor

Melissa Hunter, psychology, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Haruko Iwami, Japanese, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Nina Jenkins, entomology, College of Agricultural Sciences, associate research professor

Jennifer Jewell, physical therapy, Penn State Shenango, associate teaching professor

Erin Johnson, humanities, arts, and social sciences, Penn State Berks, associate teaching professor

Arthur Jones, supply chain and information systems, Smeal College of Business, associate teaching professor

Aditya Joshi, psychiatry, College of Medicine, associate professor

Elena Joshi, industrial and manufacturing engineering, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Monika Joshi, medicine, College of Medicine, associate professor

Karen Kackley-Dutt, biology, Penn State Lehigh Valley, associate teaching professor

Dipti Karamchandani, pathology, College of Medicine, associate professor

Mohamad Kassab, software engineering, Penn State Great Valley, associate research professor

Kevin Kelley, psychology, Penn State Lehigh Valley, associate teaching professor

Elizabeth King, Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, associate teaching professor

Kurt Kistler, chemistry, Penn State Brandywine, associate teaching professor

Lauren Kramer, kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development, associate teaching professor

Robin Kramer, communication arts and sciences, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor 

Stanley Kranc, English, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Teresa (Dena) Lang, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Louis Leblond, physics, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

Laura Leites, ecosystem science and management, College of Agricultural Sciences, associate research professor

Amy Linch, political science, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Jerome Lyn-Sue, surgery, College of Medicine, associate professor

Mark Mahon, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Ann Martinelli, social science, Penn State Abington, associate teaching professor

Ana Matkovic, astronomy, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

Brian McGillen, medicine, College of Medicine, associate professor

Judith McKelvey, English, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Ines Meyer-Hoess, communication arts and sciences, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Anthony Mitchell, African and African American studies, Penn State Greater Allegheny, associate teaching professor

Timothy Niiler, chemistry and physics, Penn State Brandywine, associate teaching professor

Christopher O'Hara, pediatrics, College of Medicine, associate professor

Cayce Onks, family and community medicine and orthopedics and rehabilitation, College of Medicine, associate professor

Robert Nicholas, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, associate research professor

Lucas Passmore, engineering science and mechanics, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Amanda Pearl, psychiatry, College of Medicine, associate professor

Pamela Pologruto, physical therapy, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, associate teaching professor

Xinshun Qu, plant pathology and environmental microbiology, College of Agricultural Sciences, associate research professor

Negar Rassaei, pathology, College of Medicine, associate professor

Karl Reichard, Applied Research Lab, associate research professor

Elias Rizk, neurosurgery, College of Medicine, associate professor

Timothy Robicheaux, sociology and criminology, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Gregg Rogers, English, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Sarah Root, industrial and manufacturing engineering, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Scott Roths, statistics, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

David Salvia, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Thomas Samson, surgery, pediatrics, and neurosurgery, College of Medicine, associate professor

Maryellen Schaub, education policy studies, College of Education, associate teaching professor

Douglas Schumer, engineering design, Penn State Great Valley, associate teaching professor

Stacy Sekely, physical therapy, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, associate teaching professor

Jarrett Sell, family and community medicine, College of Medicine, associate professor

Elizabeth Seymour, history and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, Penn State Altoona, associate teaching professor

Steven Shaffer, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Elzbieta Sikora, engineering science and mechanics, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Patricia Silveyra, pediatrics, biochemistry, and molecular biology, and humanities, College of Medicine, associate professor

Derek Sim, biology, Eberly College of Science, associate research professor

Lori Van der Sluys, chemistry, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

Howard Smith, criminology, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Behzad Soleimani, surgery, College of Medicine, associate professor

Samia Suliman, engineering science and mechanics, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Lee Yong Tan, Chinese and coordinator of China engagements, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Roderick Thomas, agricultural and biological engineering, College of Agricultural Sciences, associate teaching professor

Leana Topper, biology, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

Giampietro Vairo, kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development, associate teaching professor

Stephen Van Hook, physics, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

Lauren Van Scoy, medicine and humanities, College of Medicine, associate professor

A. David Villani, communications and music, Penn State Altoona, associate teaching professor

John Weber, business and economics, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, associate teaching professor

Timothy Wheeler, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Andrew Wiesner, statistics, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

Casey Wiley, English, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Nicole Williams, pathology, College of Medicine, associate professor

Matthew Willyard, mathematics, Eberly College of Science, associate teaching professor

Judith Withrow, psychology, College of the Liberal Arts, associate teaching professor

Thammajun Wood, chemical engineering, College of Engineering, associate research professor

Suzanne Wright, accounting, Smeal College of Business, associate teaching professor

Xinli Wu, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, College of Engineering, associate teaching professor

Nelson Yee, medicine, College of Medicine, associate professor

Barbara Yener, accounting, Smeal College of Business, associate teaching professor

Shangming Zhang, physical medicine and rehabilitation, College of Medicine, associate professor

The following individuals have been promoted to assistant research, teaching or clinical professor:

Jan Babcock, English, College of the Liberal Arts, assistant teaching professor 

Robert Beaury, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, College of Engineering, assistant teaching professor

Theresa Clemente, business administration, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, assistant teaching professor

Marshall Davis, administration of justice, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, assistant teaching professor

Brian Egan, animal science, College of Agricultural Sciences, assistant teaching professor

Ola El-Rashiedy, science and engineering, Penn State Abington, assistant teaching professor

Ann Fetterman, English, Penn State York, assistant teaching professor

Melanie Ford, computer science and software engineering, Penn State Behrend, assistant teaching professor

Lori Gravish Hurtack, kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development, assistant teaching professor

Kira Hamman, mathematics, Penn State Mont Alto, assistant teaching professor

Craig Houghton, forest technology, Penn State Mont Alto, assistant teaching professor

Alison Jaenicke, English, College of the Liberal Arts, assistant teaching professor

Ronald Kelly, administration of justice, Penn State Schuylkill, assistant teaching professor

Tiffany MacQuarrie, English, Penn State Beaver, assistant teaching professor

LaVarr McBride, administration of justice, Penn State Beaver, assistant teaching professor

Faith McDonald, English, College of the Liberal Arts, assistant teaching professor

Rita Mejias, arts and humanities, Penn State Abington, assistant teaching professor

Lisa Melanson, mathematics, Eberly College of Science, assistant teaching professor

Lori Miraldi, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, College of Engineering, assistant teaching professor

Fredrick Nitterright, engineering, Penn State Behrend, assistant teaching professor

Dale Olver, animal science, College of Agricultural Sciences, assistant teaching professor

Angela Pettitt, English, Penn State Shenango, assistant teaching professor

Brandi Robinson, Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, assistant teaching professor

Ellen Rom, ecosystem science and management, College of Agricultural Sciences, assistant teaching professor

Barbara Rostick, kinesiology, Penn State Brandywine, assistant teaching professor

Haley Sankey, Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, assistant teaching professor

Steven Seman, meteorology and atmospheric science, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, assistant teaching professor

Timothy Sichler, engineering, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, assistant teaching professor

Beatrice Sirakaya, biochemistry and molecular biology, Eberly College of Science, assistant teaching professor

Thomas Skibinski, civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering, assistant teaching professor

Joan Smeltzer, mathematics, Penn State York, assistant teaching professor

Brian Soule, recreation, park, and tourism management, College of Health and Human Development, assistant teaching professor

Lisa Stevenson, psychology, College of the Liberal Arts, assistant teaching professor

Jodie Styers, mathematics education, Penn State Behrend, assistant teaching professor

Karen Stylianides, kinesiology, Penn State Hazleton, assistant teaching professor

Claudia Tanaskovic, chemistry, Penn State Beaver, assistant teaching professor

Patrick Tunno, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, College of Engineering, assistant teaching professor

Kendra Sites Wolgast, education, Penn State Mont Alto, assistant teaching professor